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October 21, 2013

H.S. football notebook: Rushers led the way in TVL showdown

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That despite the fact that he knew such a deficit would be tough to erase considering the Eagles' style of offense.

But, he said, "The kids came out and played hard and didn't give up. We did (give up) in the Williams Valley game, but I didn't think we did that (at Pine Grove)."

The Eagles lost 39-2 to the Vikings after scoring an early safety for a 2-0 lead.

n EXTRA CHANCES: Milton coach George Goodwin knew that against a talented team like Montoursville, you can't afford to give them extra chances at scoring.

Unfortunately, the Black Panthers did give extra chances.

Montoursville's tough defense forced three interceptions by Milton quarterback Brady Chappell -- including two inside the 10-yard line -- to not just prevent a Milton score, but increase Montoursville's lead as well.

n NOT IN THEIR HOUSE: Against Montoursville, Milton did have some success creating drives, as the Black Panthers had at least a seven play drive four times.

However, despite crossing into Montoursville territory on five of its seven drives, the Montoursville defense held strong against Milton, refusing to give the Black Panthers much.

Milton had three red zone trips, but only once managed to punch a touchdown in.

n BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: As a standout forward for the undefeated boys soccer team, Lewisburg kicker Max Reed doesn't get a chance to attend football practice for the Green Dragons very much during the season.

However this past week with the regular season winding down, Reed got at least one Lewisburg practice.

That allowed the football coaches to put in a special play in on special teams.

After Lewisburg scored a touchdown early in the third quarter Friday night to take a 21-0 lead over Central Columbia, Reed popped a short kickoff over the front line of the Central Columbia special teams.

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